Grab Life by the Skis – the Slopes on a last minute ski holiday are waiting for you!
Basic Ski Gear to bring on a last minute Ski Holiday
- Helmet – Don’t even think about hitting the slopes without a good helmet. Lifes too short for regrets!
- Googles or Polarized Sun Glasses
- Proper Ski Socks which have extra padding on the Shins.
- Breathable ski jacket,
- Layer up! Bring a few a thin wicking or thermal top, a fleece and a pair of ski or waterproof trousers.
- Sunscreen, okay it could be -10 outside but you can burn quite badly on the slopes.
- Don’t bother bringing lots of clothes, Trust me you will spend the vast majority of your time in Salopettes and Thermals. Naturally replace your High Heels with Snow Boots ( I am never wearing Heels again!)
Things to know before you go!
- First time skiers enroll in a ski lessons, If you can Private Ski Lessons are invaluable and will make a huge difference to your abilities. Better still head to Kilternan to practise your skills on the Dry Slopes.
- Ski Boots hurt! Take Magnesium and Arnica to help with the stiffness. If you are lucky enough to own your own Ski Boots break them in before you go!
- Après Ski can be wild, don’t go to crazy and don’t hit the slopes under the influence! Prepare for a lot of Hot Chocolate
- That brings me on to my next point – Insurance, under no circumstances, Ever, Go on a ski holiday without full Insurance, you will have the time of your life however if anything goes wrong Travel Insurance is invaluable.
- As European Citizens, you are entitled to Free Health care with a valid European Health Insurance card, Apply for this online. Learn More Here ( This does not negate the need for Travel Insurance.
- Ignore the children zipping by, the chances are they were born with skies on their feet 🙂
Lift Passes are expensive! Don’t forget you can save 20% on the standard price Airport Hopper ticket. Let us know in advance if you are bringing Winter Sports Gear so that we can insure that we have enough space.
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